i am currently about to attempt a 4x4 driveline swap on my 2008 ford ranger 3.0l 2wd and i need to know more about the transmission case differences between years, i realize the internals are quite similar. i am concerned about the connection of the tail end of my 5r44e trans to my 1354 manual t case from a 1996 b3 3.0l.
in the end i need an extension housing with bosses and no sensor, to connect the 2
>i need to know if the bolt patterns on the tail of the trans or on the 1354 changed at all in any years? will any 5r44e/55e bossed ext housing connect the 2?
>is any year A4LD similar to the 44e/55e? would it be a good as a donor for the output shaft also?
(EDIT: just found a great link of johns, must of missed it somehow, http://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2/...put-shaft.html